Friday, 19 May 2017 10:34

Community Impact Coordinator

Sponsoring Organization

The Public Theater



425 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003


Until Filled



Public Works is a major initiative of The Public Theater that seeks to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators. Working deeply with partner organizations in all five boroughs, Public Works invites members of diverse communities to participate in workshops, take classes, attend performances at The Public, and, most importantly, to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater.


The role of Community Impact Coordinator is to be an ambassador for the Public Theater with all the Public Works community partners, and to represent the values of the Public Works program as well as the mission and vision of the Public Theater. Within the Public, the Community Impact Coordinator serves as a representative of the community. This is a seasonal, full-time position, from June to September, 2017. It is supervised by the Public Works Manager of Community Partnerships.

Duties include: 


Oversee and assist with ticketing

· Oversee ticketing for all community ensemble members. Work to ensure that every community ensemble member and partner makes full use of their allotted tickets and partner vouchers. We are aiming for 100% of tickets used

· Assist in ticketing for PW alumni, cameo groups, community partner VIP tickets, and community partner vouchers as needed

· Take the lead in capturing data from ticket requests

· Attend meetings as needed with marketing, company management, front of house and Public

Works staff and artists

Represent the view/interest of the community throughout the production process.

· Get to know community members and be a friendly resource for everyone in the community ensemble. This includes conveying important information to community members regarding rehearsals and performances, and generally looking for ways to assist their process

· Develop a deep familiarity with all partner organizations but particularly the new partners and work to give them a great experience with the production

Wrap up with community and producing

· Assist with ticket tallying after each performance

· Assist Director of Strategic Research & Planning and Company Management with the community

census one week following closing

· Participate in post mortems at the Public Theater and with each community partner


Ability to work with many people of diverse backgrounds. Interest—and ideally experience—in community organizing and/or theater. Strong organizational abilities, attention to detail, and skill at multitasking. Sense of humor and capacity to stay calm in a fast-paced work environment. Office skills: Word, Excel, internet research, email/phone tasks.

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.


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